Rhubarb - Victoria

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RU33100A (0.5 g 25-30 seeds)

Victoria Rhubarb is a very popular ‘forcing’ type of rhubarb that first appeared in England in 1837.   It is considered to be the oldest existing rhubarb variety available today.  It was introduced by Joseph Myatt to honor the ‘Queen of England’.  It is one of the easiest rhubarbs to raise from seed.  It produces moderately sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalk and makes the absolute best cooking type of rhubarb.  Victoria is very large with slender, tall and tender, crimson red stalks. Excellent for cobblers, pies and wine.  Rhubarb loves rich well composted soil in a partially shaded area.  They are not too fussy about a burning afternoon sun.  Remember, this plant will live for many years so plant it where you know you are going to keep it. It also needs plenty of room in the garden as the plant will have a spread of 61-122cm (24-48”) across and achieve a height of 61-92cm (24-36").


Growing Instructions:


Rhubarb is a perennial crop that prefers cool climates with temperatures below 29°C (85°F). Choose a location with well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun exposure. Rhubarb can also tolerate partial shade but it may affect its growth and yield. Plant rhubarb in early spring or fall, spacing plants 90-120cm (36-48”) apart. Plant the crown of the rhubarb 5-8cm (2-3”) below the soil surface and cover it with soil. Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season. Rhubarb does not require much fertilizer, but a balanced fertilizer can be applied in early spring. Rhubarb can be harvested in the second year after planting. Do not harvest any stalks in the first year to allow the plant to establish itself. Harvest only a few stalks in the second year, and in the following years, harvest only up to half of the stalks at any one time. Pull the stalks gently from the base and discard the leaves, as they contain high levels of oxalic acid.Rhubarb can be divided every 4-5 years in early spring or fall to propagate the plant. Dig up the plant and divide the crown into sections, making sure each section has at least one bud. Replant the sections immediately and water thoroughly.

Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8 Planting Depth: Plant crown 5-8cm (2-3”) below soil surface. Germination: Rhubarb is typically propagated by crown division and not grown from seed. Height at Maturity: 60-120cm (24-48”) tall. Days to Maturity: Rhubarb can be harvested in the second year after planting. Watering: Consistently moist soil during the growing season. Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade. Spacing after Planting: Space plants 90-120cm (36-48”) apart.